Getting to Nuclear Zero

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Building Common Security for a Post-MAD World When: September 22-23, 2017 Where: Cartier Place Hotel 180 Cooper Street (just east of Elgin) Ottawa ON Please join us for The Group of 78 Annual Policy Conference 2017 In cooperation with The Rideau Institute; Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons; Canadian Voice of Women for Peace; Mines Action Canada; Physicians for Global Survival; …

Canada’s absence betrays its history on nuclear talks

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Negotiations begin Monday at the United Nations in New York on a “legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading toward their total elimination.” These talks flow from resolutions adopted late last year by the General Assembly in landslide votes. These negotiations could be the most significant multilateral development on nuclear-arms control since the indefinite extension of the Non-Proliferation Treaty …

The nuclear disarmament status quo: Not acceptable

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Don’t look now, but a major power struggle is taking shape at the highest levels of multilateral diplomacy. At issue: the blatant disregard of nuclear-weapons states of their obligation to disarm under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 37 Issue 2 Summer 2016 by Cesar Jaramillo The latest showdown was at the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) to Take …

It’s the political-will gap, stupid: Nuclear abolition is a non-priority in Washington, Beijing, Moscow, London, and Paris

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Author Cesar Jaramillo Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 37 Issue 1 Spring 2016 I recently conducted a (blatantly unscientific) poll among a dozen or so colleagues. All were attending an experts’ seminar on nuclear disarmament in Ottawa—and all were at least somewhat familiar with the state of affairs of the global nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation regime. “Impromptu. Show of hands. Two questions. …

NPT RevCon: No outcome better than a weak one

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For many, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is no longer a credible path to nuclear abolition Author Cesar Jaramillo Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 36 Issue 2 Summer 2015 Perhaps Bob Marley said it best: “you can fool some people sometimes, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.” And so, in the eyes of a growing number of nations and …

Proliferation concerns secondary in nuclear deal with India

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Author Cesar Jaramillo Published April 29, 2015 in the Waterloo Region Record The uneven application of Canada’s nuclear non-proliferation standards is becoming increasingly apparent. For a country that has so vehemently decried the mere possibility that Iran might one day produce even a single nuclear weapon, Canada seems remarkably eager to supply uranium to India, a rogue nuclear weapons state …

Toward a nuclear weapon-free world

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Author Paul Meyer A former career diplomat and Ambassador of Canada for Disarmament, Paul Meyer is currently an Adjunct Professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University and a Senior Fellow, The Simons Foundation in Vancouver. Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 35 Issue 3 Autumn 2014 A ‘to do’ list for Canada A history of opposition to nuclear weapons This stand was implicit in …

The problem of nuclear weapons

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Author Ramesh Thakur Professor Ramesh Thakur, former UN Assistant Secretary-General, is director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University. Recent publications include Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play (co-edited with Gareth Evans, 2013), Nuclear Politics (co-edited with Maria Rost Rublee, 2014), and Nuclear Weapons and International Security (forthcoming, 2015). Published in …

A principled nuclear disarmament policy for Canada

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Authors  Cesar Jaramillo and Setsuko Thurlow Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly. As the prospect for a comprehensive legal ban on nuclear weapons seems to be moving from aspiration to reality, a window of opportunity is open for Canada—hitherto a spoiler rather than a constructive participant in this process—to signal a new direction in its nuclear disarmament  policy. From April …